PREVIEW: Buddy Holly tribute show celebrates 60th anniversary date at Sheffield City Hall

Oh boy! Andrew Morley as Buddy HollyOh boy! Andrew Morley as Buddy Holly
Oh boy! Andrew Morley as Buddy Holly

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That'll Be The Day that goes down in Sheffield music history - March 4, 1958..when Buddy Holly & The Crickets played at Sheffield City Hall.

And to celebrate the 60th anniversary...Oh Boy!

Buddy & his Buddies, a top tribute show featuring the region's own Buddy Holly look and sound-a-like Andrew Morley, will rock the iconic venue tonight (Wed, Sept 5, 2018) with greatest hits such as Peggy Sue, Rave On, Every Day and It Doesn't Matter Anymore.

It is promoted by the city's own award winning band Past Masters, who also perform, and the show features special guests including Alan Jones, former Bass player of The Shadows, and Stanley Fuller, who appeared as Barry Gibb on Stars In Your Eyes.

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Buddy Holly & The Crickets performed at Sheffield City Hall as part of their one and only UK tour which went on to greatly influence the Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Hollies and what would become known as the British invasion, that dominated the pop charts of the 60s and beyond.

The tribute show is a two hour rock n roll extravaganza, featuring all the Holly hits alongside music by many artists that dominated Jukeboxes from the 50s & 60s, performed by the Past Masters with the amazing voice of Stanley Fuller, who wowed TV audiences as Barry Gibb on the show Stars In Your Eyes.

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Buddy & his Buddies

Also celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Buddy & his Buddies will also feature a homage to the nations favourite Bachelor Boy, featuring Alan Jones, former Bass player of The Shadows, who played on Riders In The Sky, Theme From The Deer Hunter, Don't Cry For Me Argentina and more.

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Buddy star Andrew, aged 37, from Brinsworth, a singer songwriter following his own musical aspirations, has taken over from his dad, Ian, who used to sell out shows with his own Buddy Holly tribute band, called Hollydayz.

The 6ft 5ins gentle giant has an uncanny look of his musical hero, in period attire, dark rimmed glasses and with a voice to pay worthy tribute to the rock legend.

He was the lead in a production of Buddy a few years ago at Sheffield's Lyceum.

Rave on! Andrew Morley as Buddy HollyRave on! Andrew Morley as Buddy Holly
Rave on! Andrew Morley as Buddy Holly

Now he is songwriting and performing in his own style. He released a debut album, Tomorrow, featuring Sheffield singer songwriter Richard Hawley and his band. He was so impressed that he played on several tracks.

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Andrew said: "I enjoyed playing the part in the Buddy stage musical but this is different. It's more like a concert. We play all the hits and more. "It's about performing the music, using authentic costumes and guitars from the period. We've tried to create the most authentic live tribute show."

For more visit and like Andrew's Facebook page - CLICK HERE.

VIDEO: Watch a home recorded demo of Andrew Morley singing his own penned song, Unbroken, on our YouTube video player - or CLICK HERE.

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